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Roland Wood (Rigoletto) © Michael Cooper
Toronto

Crisper, tighter, more relevant: revival of Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

By , 20 January 2018
****1
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Stephen Costello (The Duke of Mantua) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

By , 20 January 2017
****1
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Renée Fleming and Susan Graham © Winslow Townson
Boston

One eye wet and the other dry: Der Rosenkavalier with the Boston Symphony

By , 29 September 2016
*****
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Lucia) and Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Returning to the crime scene: fresh blood improves Royal Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 11 May 2016
****1
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George Gagnidze (Rigoletto) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met overindulges in a decadent Rigoletto

By , 23 October 2015
***11
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Henry VIII) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Sondra Radvanovsky reigns over a lackluster set: Anna Bolena at the Met

By , 26 September 2015
****1
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New York City

Willy Decker's emotion-packed La traviata returns in triumph to The Met

By , 16 December 2014
*****
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San Diego

Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello show San Diego Opera the way forward

By , 05 September 2014
****1
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Berlin

Deutsche Oper's sophisticated La Traviata in Berlin

By , 30 November 2013
****1
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Toronto

David Alden's edgy Lucia di Lammermoor triumphs in Toronto

By , 17 April 2013
*****
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San Diego

San Diego Opera's season opening Daughter of the Regiment is a crowd-pleaser

By , 26 January 2013
***11
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San Francisco

Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick triumphs in San Francisco

By , 10 October 2012
*****
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Philadelphia

Philly’s R&J Makeover is Haute Stuff

By , 20 February 2011
****1
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© Javier del Real
Madrid

La bohème en el Real, o las bambalinas del verismo

By , 14 December 2017
****1
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© Guergana Damianova | OnP
Paris

Die Lustige Witwe à l’Opéra de Paris : une fête en demi-teinte

By , 14 September 2017
***11
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Leo Nucci © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Crónica de un bis anunciado: Nucci protagoniza Rigoletto en el Teatro Real

By , 30 November 2015
****1
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